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The wizarding world is on fire, and Harry Potter is more popular than ever some five years after the final movie hit theaters. The new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child just opened for previews in the West End, and later this year we'll see the first-ever spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While there is no new Harry Potter book heading our way soon, the script for Cursed Child is being released to the public, and author J.K. Rowling is keeping her universe alive thanks to the ever popular Pottermore website. Now, we have a fun treat which shows some of the actors from the movies getting sorted into various Hogwarts houses.
With so much new stuff coming forward, continually breathing life into this magical realm, it's no wonder that interest is at an all-time high. With that in mind, some of the most beloved names associated with the franchise have come forward to have a little bit of fun. This includes Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood). They all reunited to find out if they would wind up in the same Hogwarts house as their characters.
In the movies, Ron, Ginny and Neville had all been sorted into Gryffindor house. Luna, the outsider of the group, wound up in Ravenclaw. The real-life foursome used the virtual sorting hat found on the immersive Pottermore site to find out where they would be sorted if thrust into the Harry Potter universe. And some of the results are quite surprising.
Rupert Grint got sorted into Hufflepuff. While he's okay with this choice, it definitely wasn't what he, or probably the fans, was expecting. Bonnie Wright landed right back at Gryffindor, and seems pretty happy about it. Like Grint, Matthew Lewis was sorted into Hufflepuff. He claims he's thrilled, but he doesn't really look it. Evanna Lynch seems most excited out of the entire group, as she finally gets sorted into Gryffindor, leaving Ravenclaw behind.
Following the group video, there are individual video interviews that show more of these actors answering the questions that landed them in their respected houses. They also answer a few questions about the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It certainly is fun to catch up with these very familiar faces to see how they are doing. And it comes at a time when everyone is talking about that dang Cursed Child! You can check out all of the videos here, and then be sure to check out Pottermore and let us know what house you got sorted into. »
We know Harry Potter characters Ron Weasley, sister Ginny Weasley and friends Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood were sorted into the Hogwarts school's house of Gryffindor, but what about the actors who played them? Rupert Grint, 27, Bonnie Wright, 25, a mustache-clad and pretty hot Matthew Lewis, 26, and Evanna Lynch, 24, who is as cheerful and delightful as her onscreen counterpart, were "quizzed" by the online Sorting Hat on the Pottermore website, almost five years after the final Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2, was released. A Youtube video shows the four answering the magical being's questions, which consist of queries such as »
Something like a sober, somber, de-fantasized take on Beauty and the Beast, Thea Sharrock’s Me Before You sees a smart, quirky country girl from a humble family fall in love with a damaged upper-cruster who’s grown cold and cruel in the wake of a life-altering fall from grace. Stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series) are a magnificent onscreen couple, but some glaring fumbles in storytelling and overall presentation dampen the impact of the actors’ best efforts, stopping the movie a mile short of Notebook tearjerker greatness.
The film is based on a popular book by Jojo Moyes, who here adapts her own work, taking it from the bookshelf to the multiplex. While the big screen version likely won’t move audiences the way the book does (I haven’t read it, but its reputation speaks for itself), the premise is still a winner. »
- Bernard Boo
It should probably be noted that, before going to see this film, the trailer and the fact that it was based on a best-selling novel brought up images of seeing The Fault in Our Stars (2014). While that film was fine on its own merits (and certainly a tearjerker in its own right), it struck me that another film should be only two years on its heels, ready to steal the same general plot and rehash it to earn a few more quick dollars. Imagine my surprise when the film ended and I realized it was an entirely different experience. Though I am far from the intended audience for a film like this, it was strange to watch a movie about this kind of romance and have it be…well, almost totally lighthearted from beginning to end, despite its overtones.
Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) is a man of many talents and, »
- Seth Paul
Me Before You, 2016.
Directed by Thea Sharrock.
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.
As a disabled man myself (although I wasn’t an extreme sports athlete that was struck by a motorcycle, but rather someone born with Muscular Dystrophy), Me Before You is a rare movie, where (and forgive me if this sounds egotistical) my thoughts will hold more weight than the average critic, whether they liked the movie or not. I’m sure this has happened before to other people with different delicate subject matter and other films, but in this case, it’s really not hard for me to feel for Will (Sam Claflin) in numerous situations and personally connect on an emotional level. »
- Robert Kojder
There’s a big market out there for romantic tearjerkers based on hit novels. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a handful of them hit screens, though notably the “blockbuster” among them all has been two years ago’s The Fault in Our Stars. This week’s new release Me Before You looks to be the next in that line, mixing romance with sadness. Personally, I don’t think they’re in the same league, but Me Before You is effective enough to have an audience, especially considering its original source as a bestselling novel. It’s not awards worthy or anything of the sort, but if you fancy a cry, you definitely can do worse. The film, as mentioned above, is an adaptation of the bestseller of the same name. It centers on the happy go lucky small town girl Lou Clark (Emilia Clarke), as well as »
- Joey Magidson
Ever since the Me Before You trailer was released in February, fans have been anxiously anticipating the film's release. As if you weren't already eager to cry your eyes out over the book-to-movie adaptation, the cast has been sharing a number of sweet snaps together, and it will seriously give you a lot of emotions. From Sam Claflin and Matthew Lewis's matching shirts to Emilia Clarke's gorgeous smile with the book's author, Jojo Moyes, it's clear that this is already shaping up to be the best franchise crossover ever. Keep scrolling to see all the pictures, then check out the full cast for the upcoming film. »
- Kelsie Gibson
After all this time, Matthew Lewis remembers the day he learned of Alan Rickman's untimely death as vividly as the first time five months ago. In early January, the man synonymous with Neville Longbottom was busy touring the set of the prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a Harry Potter producer when he caught wind of the tragic news. "He was taking me around the studio when the news came through. We were both just completely stunned. But also, to be in the studio when that came through, suddenly every room that I went into, every corridor that I walked down on, I suddenly remembered a story or an image of Alan," Lewis told Fault »
It's never too early to start planning a trip to the movies. Now that June is underway, we wanted to have a place for movie fans to see every film opening in theaters for the entire month. For each week, we've separated the wide releases from the arthouse/specialty offerings, giving you the best of both worlds. (Where we can, we've also included Criticwire grade averages for films that have already screened for critics at festivals.) For more of what's on the horizon, you can also bookmark our calendar page, where we'll update releases for June and beyond. In the meantime, happy planning! Week of June 3rd Wide Me Before You Director: Thea Sharrock Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Steve Peacocke, Lily Travers, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby Synopsis: "A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. »
- Steve Greene
Me Before You, 2016.
Directed by Thea Sharrock.
A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralysed man she’s taking care of.
Many filmgoers’ thoughts on a new lovey-dovey film are usually met with two sets of reactions: those who cannot wait to spend a couple of hours with two mismatched souls who come together and get whisked off into the sunset; and those who want to get as far away from it as possible. Once in a while though a film of this ilk comes along and surprises even the most ardent opposer to melt the heart and tug delicately on their hardened heart-strings. Me Before You, based on the bestselling novel, is one such film.
- Scott J. Davis
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film Me Before You at the Mjr Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 Theater in Troy, Michigan on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
About The Film
Me Before You: Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go. Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next »
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible,” says Will Traynor in Me Before You. His advice is directed at his effervescent yet seemingly settling caregiver Louisa “Lou” Clark, 26, who claims to be happy in the quaint English town in which they both grew up. But Will, only 31 himself, knows whereof he speaks…perhaps better than most.
“At its most basic, this is a story about the power of love and how it transforms you,” says director Thea Sharrock. “These are two characters who, but for their very different and difficult circumstances, should never have met…but here they are. And that’s where the fairytale begins.”
Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ Me Before You stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games »
- Movie Geeks
Imagine “The Intouchables” with more romance and less chemistry, crossbred with a far tamer version of “Pretty Woman” so lacking in eroticism that its PG-13 rating seems unduly harsh, and you’re halfway toward picturing Thea Sharrock’s “Me Before You.”
Pairing a working-class British lass with an icy, quadriplegic aristocrat whose heart she’s been hired to melt, “Me Before You” would seem to boast a can’t-miss premise — class divides and medical misfortune being the peanut butter-and-jelly of tear-jerking romance. But Sharrock’s technically-sound yet workmanlike direction never sells the emotional peaks and troughs, the characters are alternately too exaggerated and too buttoned-down to come to life, and the final resolution pushes the film into morally provocative territory that it has neither the inclination nor the courage to confront.
That said, considering the popularity of Jojo Moyes’ bestselling source novel (she adapts her own work here), and Hollywood »
- Andrew Barker
In what looks to be this year’s most adorable tear-jerker, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Me Before You. In cinemas on June 2, 2016, this preview is guaranteed to have you sobbing.
Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin are just too super cute. And the look of the film looks top notch. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Remi Adefarasin (“Elizabeth”), production designer Andrew McAlpine (“An Education”), editor John Wilson (“Downton Abbey”) and costume designer Jill Taylor (“My Week with Marilyn”).
Based on the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes, New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ Me Before You is directed by Thea Sharrock. The movie marks her feature film directorial debut.
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go…
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. »
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming romantic drama Me Before You. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes and stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance. Watch it below after the official synopsis…
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go… Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy »
- Amie Cranswick
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. »
- Paul Heath
Neville Longbottom is starring in a movie with Daenerys Targaryen and Finnick Odair! The Me Before You trailer has been breaking our hearts into a thousand pieces and reminding us that the stars of this cast are all major franchise veterans. Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis (who is looking great, by the way) took to Instagram to share a cute picture with Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke when the two stars were filming the movie adaptation. Emilia isn't the only Game of Thrones actor in the movie, either; Charles Dance, aka Tywin Lannister, is also in the film. As if those crossovers aren't exciting enough, Sam Claflin from The Hunger Games also stars in the film opposite Clarke, with the pair playing the main characters, William and Louisa. Keep reading for more pictures of the cast hanging out together, then check out all the details about the Me Before You movie. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Five Seconds of Silence
New photos have popped up from the London set of Brad Pitt's upcoming drama "Five Seconds of Silence". Filming the WWII flick alongside his co-star Marion Cotillard, the pair play secret agents who fall in love during a mission in North Africa. Robert Zemeckis helms the film which opens November 23rd. [Source: Access Hollywood]
Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to the sci-fi thriller "Cell" based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Shot back in 2014, it was originally to be released by Clarius Entertainment who later dropped the film.
Tod 'Kip' Williams helms the film about a struggling graphic artist (John Cusack) who bands together with a small group of people to trek across New England to reunite with his son after a mysterious cellphone signal is broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals. Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Stacy Keach also stars. »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. has released an extended trailer for director Thea Sharrock’s upcoming romantic drama Me Before You which stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman and Charles Dance; take a look below after the official synopsis…
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go… Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole »
- Amie Cranswick
The new trailer for the tear-jerking romance drama “Me Before You” previews an obstacle-ridden romance between the wealthy, recently paralyzed William Traynor and his small-town caretaker Louisa Clark.
Based on a romance novel by Jojo Moyes, “Me Before You” follows the evolution of the English countryside-set love story between William and Louisa. Though the pair’s relationship is rocky at the onset, their mutual dislike gradually develops into affection. Once in love the couple faces challenges, partially spurring from William’s belief that his paralysis is holding Louisa back.
“I don’t want you to miss out on the things that someone else can give you,” he admits to Louisa in the trailer.
The romantic drama, which was directed by Thea Sharrock, boasts a predominantly British cast, »
- Alyssa Sage
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